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US Postal Service to
launch fashion range

Telegraph [UK], by Staff and agencies

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 2/21/2013 1:58:03 AM

The US Postal Service is to launch a clothing and accessories range just days after revealing it was ending Saturday deliveries in a bid to stem losses of $40m (£26.1m) a day. The cash-strapped agency, which delivers almost 40pc of the world´s mail, has signed an agreement with fashion group Wahconah to create a ´Rain, Heat & Snow´ brand. "This agreement will put the Postal Service on the cutting edge of functional fashion," corporate licensing manager Steven Mills said in a statement on Tuesday. “The main focus will be to produce [clothing] using technology to create ‘smart apparel’ also

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When I was a little girl my brother used to tickle my feet unmercifully until I finally shut it out and it didn´t make me laugh until I cried any more.

I am on the verge of hysterical laughter and am searching for a suitable defense mechanism to deal with our Big Brother government and its spin-offs.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: CleanhouseinDc, 2/21/2013 2:02:13 AM     (No. 9188149)

I wonder how much the post office will lose on this little venture. I somehow can´t see the USPS "cool" factor that will make this venture profitable.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: noddy, 2/21/2013 2:08:14 AM     (No. 9188151)

My son will be really surprised on his birthday.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TXknitter, 2/21/2013 2:34:11 AM     (No. 9188161)

WHAAAT? Are we in the Twilight Zone - for real? We must be.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: planetgeo, 2/21/2013 2:43:07 AM     (No. 9188166)

Yes, because nothing says "cool" quite like dressing up like you work in a dead-end job where people relieve mind-numbing boredom by going postal.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/21/2013 3:35:42 AM     (No. 9188181)

This is a hair brained idea from hell.It´s going to take a lot of upfront money to get the ball rolling on this,money they don´t even have. This tells me a bailout is coming sometime this summer and this crazy venture will get lost in that pile of money.

I would order a drone strike on myself if I ever went to the post office for clothes.

I´ll take a book of stamps and that cool shirt over there.

You never know, the lofos might wear a pair of snappy striped pants.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Aunt Agnes, 2/21/2013 4:34:23 AM     (No. 9188197)

Wellll...nothing makes quite the fashion statement as a sun helmet & those boxy, blue shorts! I´ve got a dinner party coming up & I want to look tres chic - think I´ll stop in & see what the P.O. has in the window.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Tillster, 2/21/2013 5:48:38 AM     (No. 9188224)

First customer moochie. Do you have a belt that goes with this shirt?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 2/21/2013 5:49:12 AM     (No. 9188225)

The Clif Claven fashion line?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 2/21/2013 6:27:30 AM     (No. 9188272)

We are dealing with idiots. Start by cutting manpower, delivers, etc.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Patchy groundfog, 2/21/2013 7:07:58 AM     (No. 9188332)

A full uniform makes you move 40% more slowly.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: MOBeef4u, 2/21/2013 8:04:34 AM     (No. 9188441)

As I recall the USPS was one of Lance Armstrong´s sponsors. Cool biker gear with Lance as the front man?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: navybrat, 2/21/2013 10:00:36 AM     (No. 9188668)

To replace Ralph Lauren and Liz Claiborne.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: lylacat, 2/21/2013 10:30:39 AM     (No. 9188744)

The Post Office has to be shut down. The people in charge are nuts, ignorant, and arrogant. Why would a "company" that is close to being insolvent spend 3 Million Dollars on a Lance Armstrong ad for the olympics? The answer is, because the post office has never had to be responsible; the taxpayer has always bailed them out. The employees gripe and complain that the post office was finally required to put money into a fund for all their huge pensions and healthcare. Now some nut wants to be a fashion icon using money from the post office to fund the idea. It is insane, arrogant and ignorant. Time to replace the post office.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Rolfnader, 2/21/2013 1:35:22 PM     (No. 9189164)

Uuuhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeeeeyeah. That´s all I can say.

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